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Visit Every Park Challenge

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The Visit Every Park challenge is back for 2021! The 2021 Visit Every Park guide contains a checklist of all 161 park properties that  is sure to inspire your park exploration journey.

GIVE 365 is here to help you track your journey and celebrate your milestones.  Stop by the GIVE 365 office, located at Fuller Park, where you can pick up a park checklist and the Fuller Park explorer's guide. We are also unveiling our V.E.P. lounge on our patio with ping pong, corn hole, connect 4 and jenga activities--open to all.

​​In our list and for our challenge, we define a park property as land that is owned and/or maintained by your Parks department. People may not know that the Farmers Market and the golf courses are part of the parks department but they are maintained and managed by parks staff.  Regardless of how you define a park, we encourage you to get out and see all that the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation department offers to inspire community, recreation and environmental stewardship through our diverse collection of park properties.  For a list of the park properties and their websites, visit Parks & Places​. The University of Michigan and Washtenaw County parks add to the park opportunities available here in 'Tree Town!



Volunteer park auditors wanted. We are working on a project to improve individual park websites​ so that park goers can more easily find and know how to access or enjoy each park. If you are interested in adding a service project to your park adventure, check out Independent Volunteer Opportunities for details on volunteer audits. 

2021 Park Walks

This twist to the VEP program was inspired by the 2020 participants. We know you are looking for places to walk and explore and they aren't easy to find.  When we update a park webpage, we will feature a hosted walk. Our hosted walks are on hiatus until the fall, but you are invited to explore on your own the featured walks below. 

Visit www.a2gov.org/A2parkwalks​​ for walking tips and more details!




2020 Featured Parks of the Week 

Learn about the features of some of our parks and complete an optional activity challenge we hosted this past summer!

June 12

June 26

July 10

July 24

August 7

August 21

Know Before You Go!

Use this page for a complete list of Ann Arbor parks along with addresses and additional park information.  A printed map (slightly outdated) is available by contacting us at [email protected] or 734-794-6445. 

Tracking Your Progress

Keep track of your progress with the checklist and let us know how you’re doing! Tag us on Facebook​ or Instagram. Win prizes by visiting 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 parks and contact us to receive your prize: email [email protected] or call 734-794-6445. 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you see a park space that you think could use some love and attention or you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways to get involved with our park system!  

To volunteer for a parks, playgrounds, facilities, and general outreach opportunities visit the GIVE 365 webpage. 

Adopt-A-Park is a sub program of GIVE and is perfect for long term volunteering and an avenue for special projects. Contact [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.

To get involved in the Natural Areas, land surveys, stewardship, or controlled burns, visit the Natural Area Preservation webpage.

See something? Report a Problem 

From abandoned bicycles to graffiti to excess litter, report a problem with a park to A2 Fix It: https://www.a2gov.org/services/pages/report-a-problem.aspx  

A2 Fix It is also available on your mobile device through the Apple App  or Google Play store, and can be used to report:

  • Potholes
  • Missed cart pickups 
  • Crosswalk issues
  • Snow/ice on roads or  sidewalks
  • Graffiti on public property
  • Dead or dying street trees
  • Street light outages
  • Traffic signal/sign problems  

A2 Fix It allows users to upload a photo with each request, as a visual reference to help staff quickly locate the problem. It is also helpful for requests to be as detailed as possible.  

Please call 9-1-1 for police/fire assistance, crimes in progress or life threatening emergencies.   


 

​1519 Fuller Road
734-794-6445
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